Turkish jets shoot down Syrian craft, Syria says drone

Turkish warplanes on Saturday shot down a Syrian aircraft that violated Turkey's airspace, media quoted Turkish military sources as saying, but Syrian state television said it was an unmanned drone.

Turkey arrests ex-top policeman in eavesdropping case

 Turkey has placed under arrest the powerful former police chief of the southeastern city of Diyarbakir and nine others as part of a case into eavesdropping of top officials, reports said Saturday.

Turkey sends warship to escort cargo vessel attacked off Libya

 Turkey has sent a frigate to escort a cargo ship attacked off the Libyan coast, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.

Turkey coup leader Kenan Evren dies `without remorse`

 Turkish former junta leader Kenan Evren, regarded by many as a saviour of the nation but by others as a man with blood on his hands, died Saturday aged 97.

British Muslim family feared on run to Syria back in UK

A British Muslim couple arrested along with their four children in Turkey amid fears that they were crossing over to Syria have returned to the UK more than a month after the family set out on the journey.

Turkey`s PM denies plan to intervene in Syria

 Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has rejected claims that Ankara is preparing to intervene militarily in neighbouring Syria, local media reported on Saturday.

Turkish plane makes emergency landing

A Turkish Airline official says a plane returning from Milan made an emergency landing in Istanbul and ran off the runway.

Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing after engine failure

A Turkish Airlines flight from Milan to Istanbul made an emergency landing at Istanbul`s Ataturk Airport on Saturday, after its engine caught fire, the latest in a series of such incidents that have forced the carrier to divert or recall flights.

Turkey warns Austria over `genocide` condemnation by lawmakers

Austrian lawmakers` decision to condemn as "genocide" the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I will have "unfavourable repercussions" on Turkish-Austrian relations, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

Iran calls for Yemen talks, says long-term peace possible

Iran called on Wednesday for all sides in Yemen`s conflict to start negotiations, saying long-term peace was possible a day after Saudi Arabia called an end to air strikes against Shi`ite Muslim Houthi rebels allied to Tehran.

Turkey shares Armenians` pain over Ottoman-era killings: PM

Turkey shares the pain of Armenians whose parents or grandparents were killed under the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday.

Turkey PM mocked for `printing error` peace process omission

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu drew ridicule Monday after blaming a printing error for the absence of any mention of the peace process with Kurdish rebels in his party`s manifesto for June 7 elections.

Australian PM to talk border security on Turkey trip

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday that he will use a trip to Turkey for Anzac Day commemorations to push Ankara for increased security on its border with Syria and Iraq.

Turkey`s Kurdish party headquarters attacked, no casualties

Drive-by shooters early Saturday fired on Turkey`s main Kurdish party headquarters in the capital Ankara, with no casualties reported, an official from the party said.

Turkey`s Kurdish party headquarters attacked, no casualties: Official

 Unidentified assailants on Saturday opened fire at Turkey`s main Kurdish party headquarters in the capital Ankara, with no casualties reported, an official from the party said.

Turkey PM`s Armenian aide steps down amid genocide row

The first member of Turkey`s Armenian community to hold the post of senior advisor to the prime minister has retired, an official told AFP on Thursday, after he described the mass killings of Armenians during the Ottoman Empire as "genocide".

Turkey PM kicks off ruling party's poll campaign

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday kicked off his ruling party's campaign for June 7 legislative elections, vowing to change the constitution in order to create a presidential system.

Erdogan angry over Pope`s genocide `mistake`

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday expressed anger over the pope`s use of the word genocide to describe the mass killings of Armenians in World War I, saying such talk was nonsense and the pontiff should not repeat such a mistake again.

Turkey PM slams Pope Francis' 'one-sided' Armenia genocide comments, recalls Vatican envoy
Turkey PM slams Pope Francis' 'one-sided' Armenia genocide comments, recalls Vatican envoy

Turkey on Sunday recalled its ambassador to the Vatican for consultations even as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu lashed out at Pope Francis for "inappropriate" and "one-sided" comments after he used the word "genocide" to describe the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War I.

Turkey summons Vatican envoy over pope`s `genocide` remarks: TV

Turkey on Sunday summoned the Vatican envoy to Ankara to request an explanation over Pope Francis`s use of the word "genocide" to describe the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War I, television reports said.